Wisconsin Voter Roll Contains 350,000 Errors, Watchdog Group Alleges
More than 350,000 informational data points on Wisconsin's state voter roll are alleged to be inaccurate, according to a citizen activist.
Justin Gavery is one of about 500 volunteers who banded together nearly two years ago to work to improve voter confidence in Wisconsin elections.
Cleaning up sloppy voter registration information is one of the group's stated priorities.
Computer experts from the group produced a presentation on all of the state's 72 counties. For illustration, they focused on information from Dane and Milwaukee counties as representative of what is going on across the state.
In Dane and Milwaukee counties, the group claims to have discovered 60,000 issues they say warrant either explanation or correction.
The data shows that in Milwaukee County, 12,555 registered voters’ addresses are listed as vacant by the U.S. Postal Service.
The group’s analysis says that nearly 29,000 people in the two counties filled out a change of address form with the U.S. Postal Service saying that they moved out of state but are still on the active voter list years later.
The group found 22,500 address errors in the two counties. The mistakes included missing and invalid numbers and major apartment complexes with only a main address and partial apartment numbers or none at all.
The group also found nearly 1,000 voter registrations on the Milwaukee County voter roll which appear to be duplicates—a person with the same first, middle, and last name, and the same address.
“Both people are listed on the active voter roll with two different voter ID numbers. Some of these might be father and son that did not use the Sr. and Jr. designations,” Peter Bernegger, a cyber expert, said in a phone interview with The Epoch Times.